Our program is specifically designed to meet the needs of the two to three year old child and is flexible to adapt to their changing needs. Our goals are to provide each child with the opportunity to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually through play. Each morning is planned with age-appropriate activities to meet these goals. We provide these activities in a warm, caring atmosphere in which each child is allowed to develop at his or her own pace.
Arrival: After parents sign their children in, the children are free to explore and interact in the various areas of the room. The children are free to engage in the day’s project (arts, crafts, science, cooking) or another activity of their choice. Sharing and taking turns are encouraged with the need for private space and parallel play respected.
Midmorning: Before snack, the children go outside where they may engage in sand play, climbing, jumping and riding on age-appropriate toys (to name a few favored activities). After washing their hands, the children gather around the snack table for group singing, finger plays and conversation. Snack is served while conversation and other social skills continue to be encouraged.
Late morning: After snack, the children may visit our indoor playroom for large motor activities, or are invited to engage in a sensory activity, such as shaving cream, kinetic sand, play doh, etc. Parents are invited to join us at the end of the morning for songs, creative movement, finger plays, nursery rhymes and stories.